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The best cartoonists jam-pack their work with action that moves the story along. So how do you capture this kind of motion in your work? Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings can help. Cartoonist and illustrator Carlos Gomes Cabral shares his tips and tricks to help you create attention-grabbing drawings that practically leap off the pages.
It's all in the details: sometimes simplicity, rhythm, the position of a shadow, the use of a speed line, or even an exaggerated expression can make all the difference. Cabral walks you step-by-step through 250 fantastic techniques, including:The importance of a good silhouetteUsing lines of action to help create character's gesturesHow to use basic shapes to suggest movementThe best positions to increase drama in a sceneHow to tell a compelling narrative with art alone
And if all that isn't enough, ten great artists share their trademark secrets for bringing their own drawings to life! Whether you work digitally on a computer or at a drawing table with a good old-fashioned pencil, this book will help you develop the skills you need to create movement and drama--and take your dynamic drawing skills to a whole new level.

About the Author

Carlos Gomes Cabral

Carlos Cabral is a professional character designer with years of experience in many segments, such as books, games, comics, technology, and packaging. He did work for clients such as Sony Music, Envato, The Quarto Group, Son of Oak Games, Karmieh Toy Design and Total Alimentos among others.

He is the author of the book called "Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings", published by Barron's Educational Series, where he teaches beginner and professional artists to create attention-grabbing drawings that practically leap off the pages. This book also features guest artists from companies such as Marvel Comics, Image Comics, and Dreamworks Animation. Besides that, he is the guy behind the famous cartoon tutorials published by the Tutsplus site.

Carlos is well known for his ability to create both funny and dramatic characters in any style, ranging from cute cartoons to comics. He lives with his wife and daughter at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and likes to interact with his fans and followers on social media, where he posts sketches, digital paintings, and drawing tips.

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